The Rise of Homeschooling

Homeschooling in Australia There are ten thousand students that are registered for home schooling nationally. However, it’s estimated that there are around another ten thousand students that aren’t registered that are doing homeschooling. If registration was made easier for parents then this number would not be as high, along with having more data available to…

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Phonological & Orthographic Awareness

Phonological & Orthographic Awareness for Students with Reading Difficulties Phonological and orthographic awareness are equally important for students with reading difficulties and there are strategies that can help them. Phonological Awareness Phonological and phonemic awareness are key influences when learning to read.  Phonological awareness is the knowledge of sound patterns in how students pronounce words,…

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Phonics and Dyslexia

All Children Lean by Making Meaning from Text What does this mean for dyslexic children? Learning to read is about making meaning from the text.  If we are not deriving meaning from what we are reading, then the process of learning to read becomes that much harder as we become disengaged.  This is a problem…

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Teaching Children With Learning Difficulties to Read

Reading Methods For Children With Learning Difficulties This article describes the different approaches that are used to teach children with learning difficulties to read.  In my experience, each method has its merits and often a combination of the different approaches is the best solution. Why Reading to Children is Important The simple act of reading to…

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What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia What is dysgraphia? Dysgraphia Is a specific learning disability with writing that is more severe and more resistant to intervention as compared to other more general difficulties encountered by students that struggle with written expression. What are the Symptoms of Dysgraphia? Students with dysgraphia may have problems with visual-spatial processing, fine motor, language processing,…

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What is Dyscalculia? What is Maths Dyslexia?

Dyscalculia and Maths Dyslexia Dyscalculia is Commonly Called Maths Dyslexia Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability in mathematics.  In many ways it is the maths equivalent of dyslexia and is often referred to as maths dyslexia.  However, dyscalculia it is not as well known or understood as dyslexia.  Dyslexia is a specific difficulty with literacy,…

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Help For Children with Dyslexia

Author Justin Clark, Dyslexia Tutor How to Help Children With Dyslexia If you have already browsed through my website and read some of the pages, blogs and reviews, you will know that there is help and hope for children with dyslexia. The help for children with dyslexia comes with the provision of being taught in a…

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What are the Signs of Learning Difficulties?

Author Justin Clark, Learning Difficulties Tutor in Brisbane. Help for Learning Difficulties By Early Intervention Learning difficulties are best managed by early recognition and early intervention, thus recognising the signs of learning difficulties and then taking action as soon as possible is very important. Why Early Intervention Helps with Learning Difficulties When learning takes place,…

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What are Learning Difficulties?

Do you, or Don’t you Have a Learning Difficulty? Author Justin Clark, Learning Difficulties Tutor in Brisbane. Learning difficulties is used almost as a catch all expression, but really what are learning difficulties? Who has and who does not have learning difficulties? Learning difficulties are an ongoing difficulty in learning to read and write but can…

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Teaching Children with Aspergers

Supporting and Teaching Children with Aspergers Author Justin Clark, Aspergers Tutor in Brisbane. How Aspergers Impacts on Teaching Socialisation, Communication and Imagination Aspergers is a developmental disorder and therefore its behavioural manifestations vary with age and ability.  Its core features, present in different forms, at all stages of development and ability are impairments in socialisation, communication and…

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Reading Comprehension and Reading Difficulties

Types of Reading Difficulties  Author Justin Clark, Reading and Learning Difficulties Tutor in Brisbane. The nature of reading difficulties or reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) for struggling readers is complex. Recent research suggests that the complexity in the nature of reading difficulties stems from the wide range of individual differences present amongst those with reading…

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Teaching Students With Dyslexia To Read

Teaching Strategies for Dyslexia Reading Author Justin Clark, Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia Tutor in Brisbane. Overview – Dyslexia and Reading Teaching students with dyslexia to read is at the very core of dyslexia.  The most apparent symptom of this reading disability is difficulty with word recognition. Indeed, the very definition of dyslexia offered by the International…

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